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Old 01-01-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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im looking to get a shar pei but ive never heard much about them
could anyone who has had one got one or breeds them tell me what they are like in nature if they are naturaly naughty dogs

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haha natural naughty dogs.. *lol* I have a shar pei mix.. and I know several shar peis..

Id say make sure the parents of the puppies are good dogs. Behave good around people with a good temper and THAT it is a serious breeder. I recomend strongly to go through the shar pei club. THis cause a bad breed shar pei can be very nippy esp towards children, there is a bit of a mental problem amongst the bad breeds ones.

Shar pei are often very clingy, you need to train them to be home alone EARLY or you will have a problemw ith that.. I didnt do it so it took mine 2 years to learn to be home alone.. and I have a shar pei mix, on theo ther hand they are often VERY easy to get VERY obediant cause of this too. Mine has been without a leash since she was 9 weeks old.

They are often very snuggly but needs socialisation cause they can be very attached to one person. Another misstake I did, my dog loves everyone that pets her, BUT, if I leave her alone with people it take her 3-4 days to adjust to it and she is never really happy. I should have trained her MORE with others also at an early stage. This makes me feel like a meanie everytime I go on vacation and causes me to stress a lot.

Also the ones that I know and other dogs works great, of course again socialisation is the key. They can be grumpy, I know my Tasha is but thena gain she has also been attacked so I can't really say where the line is. Thing is despite being attacked she is still dogfriendly as long as te other dog is polite. BUT Tasha is only a shar pei X 50/50 with rottie. But Tasha has a lot of the shar pei temperament.

Shar pei's are great dogs, I know one breeder in Sweden she does tracking with hers, she wanted to prove that Shar pei's are very versitile and she did. They are often very even tempered when coming from a good breeder and then witht he right socialisation and training they keep that throughout their lifes. and they DO put up with a lot.. (But again I think this is for all breeds with serious breeders and people who train them good) However compared to like doberman or hunting breeds or retrivers, they dont wander as far away from their owner as others since they DO get VERY attached. So attenting to an basic obediance class will often give you a VERY obediant dog.

However the bad breeds ones, they are often cranky, nippy, hard to leave home alone, nervous etc (just as any bad breed one, Ive just seen more BYB with the shar pei that is not bothering about temperament)

Ohh and mamke sure you dont mind the smell, shar pei's smell differently from other dogs.. first I thought it was stinky, but now I cant think of anything I rather hide myf ace in. *lol*
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thanx for your help im going to see one this weekend he is 3 years old i have asked plenty of questions to the owner and he has said i could have him for a week and if he doesnt get on for and reason we dont get on what do you think of this situation

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Here's a link to some of the health problems that are often encountered by Shar Pei and also a link the the parent club website which will provide a considerable amount of information and contacts.

It's a standing joke among vets in my part of the country that with every new Shar Pei owner as a client, their income will increase by at least $2000 a year. The majority of these expenses are due to skin and eye problems. Of course this isn't true with every one, but it does point out the high incidences of skin and eye problems in the breed. An ethical breeder will inform you of these possibilities before you buy a puppy.

http://www.cspca.com/OwnerGuide.pdf

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There are many breeds that might have skin problems, so do not let this scare you away.!!

I had an English Bulldog they are known also to have these same conditions, she lived to be near 11 yrs, life span is 8 yrs, her vet record was 3 times, spayed and two for lap over the nose.

I learned to clean it and keep it dry and she never had to return. I am sure you will learn the same for these dogs sell kinda high price cause they are cute.

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The Chinese Shar-pei, famous for its wrinkles, has gone from the rarest dog breed listed by the Guinness Book of World Records to its current status of popularity. This breed is famous for its aloof temperament and its special medical issues, still, most Shar-pei owners would not trade their breed for any less controversial one.
The following discussion is meant to assist people who are considering adoption of a Shar-pei. The Shar-pei is a unique animal with unique needs and may not be suited for the first time dog owner or for a family that requires a “low maintenance” dog. The Shar-pei is not a breed to adopt lightly; one must be prepared for an extra time commitment and even extra veterinary expenses.
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Jen,

I have owned Chinese Shar Pei since 1987. All in all, I have owned four.
Not one of my dogs have ever been aggressive, or ill tempered. They love children and other pets.

I have never owned one with a skin problem so, a lot of what you hear about the breed is not true... In many cases yes, people have gotten some with skin problems.

My suggestion to you is to research, research, research the breed before you buy. You will need to know health lines and which lines carry Amyloidosis. Personally, I think it runs in most all lines now as the first few who came from Hong Kong were carriers.

Do not buy a dog with accessive wrinkles, that is a great seller to people who do not know the breed. It's cute as a puppy but, try to see the puppy as an adult dog and know what you want that dog to look like.

As far as I am concerned, there is no better breed of dog than the Chinese Shar Pei.... Pronounced (Sha-Pei).

I am fortunate enough to know some good breeders on the west coast and would not buy an east coast dog... Period....

To me, the Chinese Shar Pei is the most intelligent dog I have ever dealt with. They are far more than a fetch dog......They are deep thinkers.

This is the only breed that I have ever dealt with that understand sentences. Oh Lord, I could write a book about my first one and the intelligence he possessed.

This breed is not for everyone but, if you want a dog that is a child loving pet, I would say you will not find a better breed.

Also, the Chinese Shar Pei are not outside dogs. Most have very think coats and can't take the heat in the summer of cold in the winter so, you need to realize that you will need to keep you dog indoors.

Research, research, research for the best breeders.
Ask questions: Have any our your dogs died from or been diagnosed with amyloidosis:
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That is great to hear, they are so cute. Love the faces of them. Love any wrinkles, lol.
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